From Tuesday 18 May
The Commandery in Worcester, a stunning Grade I listed building with a dramatic history, will welcome back visitors from Tuesday 18 May, following government advice that permits indoor venues to reopen.
The museum, which is home to fascinating exhibitions about key periods in Worcester’s history including the Battle of Worcester in 1651, has made changes to ensure that visitors feel safe and welcome, including one-way routes, extra cleaning, hand sanitising stations and cashless payments. The Commandery also has beautiful enclosed gardens and the popular café Commandery Coffee, with canal-side seating for those looking for a breath of fresh air this spring.
To celebrate the reopening, brand-new touring exhibition British Wildlife Photography Awards Retrospective Exhibition will take place in the glorious gardens from Tuesday 18 May to Thursday 17 June. It is a chance to get up close and personal with all creatures great and small through a series of stunning, award-winning photographs. Exhibition entry is included with a Commandery entry ticket or season pass.
Commandery manager Rachel Robinson commented, “We are really pleased to be able to re-open and lucky to have lots of space both inside and outside The Commandery. We know that many people have missed visiting heritage attractions and we have missed doing what we do best – telling fantastic stories and entertaining people. We hope that being able to visit the beautiful buildings and grounds again will blow away the cobwebs this spring!”
The Commandery is situated in the heart of Worcester, just three minutes’ walk from Worcester Cathedral, and has 1000 years of stories to tell from the city’s dramatic history. From its origins as a monastic hospital in the medieval era, to becoming the Royalist Headquarters during the Battle of Worcester in 1651, to visits by the future US Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, visitors can uncover centuries of stories through interactive exhibitions and one-of-a-kind objects.
As restrictions are eased further, The Commandery is planning a series of unique events including living history experiences, holiday activities, murder mystery evenings and more. Find out what’s coming up at www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk.
Those who pay Council Tax to Worcester City Council can sign up for a special Worcester residents’ year-long ticket for just £5.50. (Please bring a Council Tax bill as proof of residency).
British Wildlife Photography Awards Retrospective Exhibition
The Commandery, Worcester, Tuesday 18 May – Thursday 17 June 2021 (excluding Mondays)
Enjoy a brand-new touring exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the British Wildlife Photography Awards in the beautiful Commandery gardens. Exhibition entry included with Commandery admission.
The Commandery Reopens
Tuesday 18 May
The Commandery, a stunning Grade I listed building with a dramatic history, welcomes back visitors from Tuesday 18 May, following government advice that permits indoor venues to reopen.
Adults £7.50, Children 5-16 years £3.50, Children under 5 FREE, Family ticket £20. Worcester residents’ annual pass £5.50